Psychosis and autism as diametrical disorders of the social brain.

@article{Crespi2008PsychosisAA,
  title={Psychosis and autism as diametrical disorders of the social brain.},
  author={Bernard J Crespi and Christopher Badcock},
  journal={The Behavioral and brain sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={31 3},
  pages={
          241-61; discussion 261-320
        }
}
Autistic-spectrum conditions and psychotic-spectrum conditions (mainly schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression) represent two major suites of disorders of human cognition, affect, and behavior that involve altered development and function of the social brain. We describe evidence that a large set of phenotypic traits exhibit diametrically opposite phenotypes in autistic-spectrum versus psychotic-spectrum conditions, with a focus on schizophrenia. This suite of traits is inter… CONTINUE READING
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